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Bells Le Batteur
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The first in a three-part series of interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Batteur leads with a distinctive yeast aromatic character mixed with light bready notes. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a mild, refreshing acidity. The French term for a drummer, Le Batteur takes its name from a component of a classic jazz trio.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Plastic taster on tap at Party Town. Tried the three from the series in the row, last one I tried. It was way different from the other two, much more pale and citrusy, I liked the more bold ones better. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Good row of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lemony, citrusy flavor, some crackers / biscuits, light spice. Moderate sweet taste, lightly zesty. Light spicy bite. Oddly citrusy for a biere de garde

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
On tap, cloudy bright yellow pour with wispy foam, aroma of sweet, chalky lemon, Flavor is mildly bitter lemons, grassy hay, smooth yeasty finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft to pint at Eccentric Cafe. Looks decent; a cloudy golden with thin white lacing. Smells doughy. Tastes doughy, but with a little zip. Average on the palate. Not bad, but enderwhelming, especially for being a brewery-only release.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ City Tap House] Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, citrus, grass, some floral hops, hay, honey, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, earth, toast, grass, and light alcohol with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On tap at Bell’s. Clean wheat-heavy nose with some light phenolics. Dry yeast and a touch of bread. Some background light grain.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark yellow colored body. The aroma was citrus and malty. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of citrus banana and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4732) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear gold with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, floral, honey, soap. Flavor is floral, honey, lemon, a little lime, malt. Chalky finish. Simple but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4524) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at Churchkey for a Bells tap takeover event. Poured a cloudy, light yellow color, with a small white head. Aroma was some pepper/spice note, grassy, some citrus. Flavor was nice citrus character, light spice. Lemon notes. Light, sweet. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4459) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Tap at Bells City TAP House event PBW10. Pours a hazy deeper golden with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, fresh cut grass and bready malt. Flavor of citrus, grassy, light earthy and bready notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
ABR 2010. Cloudy yellow. Well hopped for the style. French yeast in the aroma and flavor, which gives a light spice quality as well. Dry malt in the finish.


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